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Miami Bans Glyphosate, the Infamous Monsanto Herbicide Polluting the City's Lakes


Last week, the city of Miami passed a resolution banning the use of an infamous herbicide on city property. Beginning immediately, the city will no longer allow the use of glyphosate, a herbicide brought to the market by Monsanto under the name Roundup. Glyphosate is known to be a pollutant and is suspected to cause health issues including cancer, so environmentalists across the Florida city are undoubtedly applauding the bill.

Miami Waterkeeper, an environmental organization that aims to protect South Florida's watershed, announced the news about glyphosate's citywide ban on its website. As the nonprofit explained, the resolution was sponsored by Miami Commissioner Ken Russell and co-sponsored by Mayor Francis Suarez. It was presented at City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28, and passed unanimously.